The rise and manifestation of globalism and its implications for science

E.J. Van Niekerk
1995 Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship  
The rise and manifestation o f globalism and its implications for science The concept globalism refers to the interdependent and interconnected character o f the contemporary world. One o f the characteristics o f the globalistic world order is that it is a threat unto itself This threat is mani fested in numerous global crises such as the population explosion, the ex tensive developmental disparities between First and Third World countries, the energy crisis, atomic warfare and the
more » ... l crisis. Humanity has brought these and other global crises upon itself by the advancement o f the modern (Western) industrial civilisation which emanated from the absolutised application o f the natural scientific mode o f thought. In order to defend the thesis that the phenomenon o f globalisation has pro found implications for scientific practice, it is necessary to present a historical overview o f the rise o f globalism and an interpretation o f its cur rent manifestation. From these aspects one can deduce the significant im plications that this phenomenon has for scientific practice. General fea tures o f a more accountable mode o f scientific thought are also presented. Finally, Temporality Agogics, a paradigm within the context o f History o f Education, is discussed as an example o f such a more accountable mode o f scientific practice.
doi:10.4102/koers.v60i1.621 fatcat:imiabhpglrghvkdxo7n2i6drdy